Local Black Mountain’s main Boy Scout camp cancelled for 2013

MAPLE FALLS ­— The main three-week Boy Scouts summer camp at Camp Black Mountain will not happen in 2013. The Executive Board of the Mount Baker Council of Boy Scouts of America decided in January to ...

Responding Border Patrol agents save heart-attack victim

LYNDEN — U.S. Border Patrol agents helped resuscitate a 56-year-old Canadian man who had suffered a heart attack and driven off the road north of Lynden on Monday, Feb. 4. Agents assigned to the Sumas ...
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Comfort: A Leia Bear to hug

SUMAS — The Leia Bear has come to the Nonhoffs for a while. Specifically, it’s for Lily, age 5. The cuddly bear has been all over the world and came here from New York, said Lily’s mom, Ricki Nonhoff. ...
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GPT scoping: Everyone got their say

BELLEVUE — The public provided more than 124,000 comments on the scope of an upcoming environmental impact statement for a proposed bulk-cargo shipping terminal and rail spur improvements at Cherry Point, ...
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WTA adds 8 hybrid buses

WHATCOM — Eight new hybrid buses entered Whatcom Transportation Authority service on Monday, Feb. 4. Compared to the 18-year-old diesel buses they replace, the new buses offer 40 percent greater fuel ...

Hands Across Border event at Blaine’s Peace Arch ends after 90 years

BLAINE — It began with school children on both sides of the border collecting their pennies, nickels and dimes to pay for some of the land around the Peace Arch in the 1920s. The Peace Arch itself had ...
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Bill Verwolf retiring

LYNDEN ­— In 42 years in local government, Bill Verwolf has found at least three things not worth fighting for: licensing cats, changing addresses, and revising a sign ordinance. “Those are things ...
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Crowd praises, thanks two awardees

LYNDEN -— Speaker Terry DeValois donned Harlan Kredit’s famous bright-orange beanie cap, saying “I feel smarter already,” before telling stories about the Sol H. Lewis Award recipient Wednesday. ...

City adapts to new state pot law

LYNDEN ­— The new state law legalizing marijuana hits home. Even though Lynden voters may not have wanted it, Initiative 502 passed in November, allowing possession and consumption of up to an ounce ...

Farms hosting business, community events in February

Farmers can learn about business profitability  LYNDEN ­— Are you a new farmer trying to understand how to make your farm business profitable? Are you an experienced farmer wanting to either start ...